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102 Copycat Faves: Restaurant Recipes Revealed!

From Cheesecake Factory Shrimp Scampi to IHOP Buttermilk Pancakes, our members have perfected these top-notch remakes of popular restaurant dishes.

Cheesecake Factory Shrimp Scampi

"My new favorite dish! My family really enjoyed this recipe — it tastes just like Cheesecake Factory!"


Panda Express Orange Chicken

"This was amazing! Even better than Panda Express, I thought! The orange juice in the sauce makes all the difference."


Copycat Chipotle Grilled Adobo Chicken Burrito

It just might be the perfect burrito — find out for yourself!

Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies

"These cookies are a bit time-consuming, but the difference is definitely worth it!"


Olive Garden's Breadsticks

"These were so good! Now whenever I need breadsticks to go with my meal, I pop a few in the oven for 10 minutes, and then brush them with a mix of melted butter, garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Delish!"


Romano's Macaroni Grill Penne Rustica

"This recipe turned out so good that my boyfriend now thinks I can cook (I'm going to have to disabuse him of that notion soon, or he'll make me do it all the time). Thanks for sharing!"


Copycat Taco Bell Nacho Fries BellGrande

Heaped with meat and nacho cheese may forget chips ever existed.

Bonefish Grill's Bang Bang Shrimp

"What an awesome recipe. I've made this five or six times. This is one of those copycats that is so close to the real thing you wouldn't know the difference."

-Ry Style

Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana

"This soup totally blew me away. It's delicious. As a former Olive Garden employee, I can truly say that my soup tonight came out as a perfect match."

-Dans La Lune

McDonald's Cheeseburgers

"I honestly cannot get over how much these taste like the real thing! But you get to control the quality of food, which is a plus in my book."

-Fantastical Sharing

Waffle House Waffles

"Who doesn't love these waffles at three in the morning?"


Auntie Anne's Pretzels

"Great recipe. I have made 2 batches of pretzels so far in 3 days! A great texture!"

-Kisha F.

KFC Coleslaw

"This version is a spot-on copycat of KFC's coleslaw! If you like sweet and tangy chopped coleslaw, this is definitely the recipe to use. It pairs well with fried chicken (of course), as well as with pulled pork."


Pizza Hut's Original Pan Pizza

"Wonderful recipe! The crust baked up so thick and perfect—all in about six minutes! I absolutely loved it, and the sauce smelled and tasted just like Pizza Hut's!"


Carrabba's Chicken Bryan

"This is fantastic! I eat the Chicken Bryan every time I go to Carrabba's, and this is the best recipe for it that I can make at home. It's so amazing!"


Thin Mint Cookies

"Oh my, oh my. These things are amazing... Just like the Girl Scouts' cookies and so easy to make."


Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake

"Just like everyone else is saying: This is amazing. Once you make this, you will be asked to make it constantly. I brought it to one party, and now every time there is an event in my family, I'm begged to make cheesecake."

-Chef #1274430

Better Than Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

"I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out delicious! We've made the Alfredo sauce recipe on Olive Garden's website many times, but we like this so much better. We'll never go back."


Carrabba's Italian Dip Mix

"I love this stuff! Once you have tasted, it you crave it! And after making it for my grand kids once, they are still asking their mom to make it a couple years later!"


Copycat Carl’s Jr. Famous Star With Cheese

A homemade version of the classic drive-thru burger, and it's a lot easier than you would think!

Longhorn Steakhouse-Style Steaks

"I heard this recipe directly from an old Longhorn cook who worked there for 5 years."


Chocolate Glazed Dunkin' Donuts

"If you’ve never had a cake doughnut before you’re in for a treat. They’re light and rich, and certainly difficult to stop eating."


Starbuck's Orange Drink

Tropical vibes in a cup.

Shake Shack 'Shroom Burger

Vegetarians rejoice. This cheese-filled mushroom burger is the stuff dreams are made of.

My Copycat Shrimp Paesano

"Excellent! Living in San Antonio, I still can't make it Paesano's nearly enough to eat this dish. Now I don't have to. Fantastic copycat recipe. Thanks for sharing!"


California Pizza Kitchen's BBQ Chicken Pizza

"Oh so good. I love BBQ Chicken pizza and this is it!"


Panda Express Beijing Beef

"Tastes just like my favorite from Panda Express! The best part is you'll always get a fresh serving since you're making it at home. It made enough for dinner and leftovers during the week."


Taco Bell's A.M. Crunch Wrap

"Made this for breakfast today and it was really, really tasty."

-emily hauer

Copycat Sweetgreen Avocado Greens Bowl

Combine avocado, chicken and spicy sunflower seeds over a bed of greens and butternut squash and top with a simple white balsamic vinaigrette for a salad that eats like a meal.

Fig Newtons

"I added the seeds from one fresh pomegranate from my yard to the fig mixture and it gave it just the right amount of tartness."


Panera's Cream Cheese Potato Soup

"I have made this over 100 times and have shared the recipe with many."

-Mar S.

Penne Pasta with Sliced Prime Rib

A homemade version of Applebees' new penne pasta with prime rib! Seared ribeye that's thinly sliced, helps give the pasta that hearty bite.

Oreo Cheesecake

"Wow, is this delicious! I haven't tried the actual Cheesecake Factory one, but I can't imagine it being much better than this. I prepared it exactly as directed, and it turned out perfectly!"

-Chef #1208714

Starbuck's Purple Drink

Sweet, fruity and refreshing.

Carmela's Chicken Rigatoni from Romano's Macaroni Grill

"A super simple and delicious recipe that would be perfect for a weeknight dinner. I paired it with a light pinot noir, which complemented it perfectly."

-Probably This

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

"I loved these! I used to love going to Red Lobster for these biscuits and now I can make them in my own kitchen."


Outback Ranch

"I have been searching for this recipe forever. It is delicious. I made a low-fat version by using fat-free buttermilk and low-fat mayo and it was still delicious."


Copycat Jimmy Dean Breakfast Sausage

“This breakfast sausage, with multiple variations, will be your new favorite breakfast protein because it tastes even better than the store-bought kind!”

-Jonathan Melendez

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

"These were wonderful. I used cake flour instead of all purpose, and let the cut doughnuts rise in the refrigerator overnight for a more tender texture."


Coca-Cola Blak

"Oh what a find—this recipe nailed it! I've been searching for a product similar to Coke Blak and had given up entirely. This recipe has the distinct flavor that Blak had—and without the high price of the original."


Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars

"Excellent recipe! They taste just like the ones at Starbucks! Good call on using parchment paper. It makes it easier to cut the bars and easy clean up."


Chipotle Copycat Lime Rice Recipe

The combination of lime juice and cilantro gives this rice its signature taste.


Taco Bell Pizza

"This recipe saved my life. I was pregnant and living overseas where they [*gasp*] did not have Taco Bell! That's what I was craving most, and this recipe was so close to the real thing. It hit the spot."


Applebee's Hot Artichoke & Spinach Dip

"This dip is amazing. It's even tastier than Applebee's. I do everything as directed, except I usually sprinkle a little more Parmesan cheese and some chopped red onion on top. It's absolutely addictive!"


Copycat Dunkin' Donuts Glazed Bowties

“These lovely pastries will make you look like a pro!"


Chick-Fil-A Chick-N-Strips

Don't miss the Chick-fil-A sauce.

Neely's BBQ Sauce

"I've searched a long time and now I have my favorite sauce. I had ribs in the Crock Pot and I simmered my sauce for 40 minutes. I then poured some of it on my ribs and let it keep simmering with the ribs. Thirty minutes later the ribs were done and the sauce's ingredients had married nicely."


Shake Shack Crinkle Cheese Fries

McDonald's needs to watch out, these saucy fries are next-level.

Mcdonald's Caramel Frappe

"This tastes amazing, so close to the McDonald's frappe. 10/10!"


Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup

"This recipe turned out so good! It has such great flavor and is a wonderful consistency."

-Angela E.

Copycat Cinnabon Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Bun Cookies

When Cinnabon meets chocolate chip cookies, you eat the whole batch.

Copycat Taco Bell Cheesy Gordita Crunch

Double the shell, double the flavor!


"This recipe is great, and I just love McDonald's fish sandwich! However for a more authentic taste: steam the buns, don't grill them."


Taco Bell Crunch Wrap Supreme

"This was really good!"

-Bonnie G 2

Copycat Sweetgreen Lentil Avocado Bowl

Combine lentils and avocados with a bevy of other fun vegetables for a super soul-satisfying lunch or dinner.

Auntie Anne's Pretzels

"I thought these were right on the money—tastes just like the mall, without the gas, parking and crowds! The dough was very easy to work with, and forgiving too."


Copycat Bottled Starbucks Frappuccino

"I didn't even use caramel, yet it has a light caramel taste to it! I'll now be using this instead of spending lots of money on store-bought Frappuccinos."


Copycat Chick-Fil-A Chicken Egg & Cheese Biscuit

“Your favorite Chick-fil-A chicken as a breakfast sandwich, perfect for a weekend with friends.”


Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls

"This is an amazing recipe — very sinful."


Starbucks Secret Menu Two-Toned Drink

“The Starbucks secret menu items are like shooting stars; watch out for them or they will fly past you so quickly you may miss them!”

Starbucks Classic Coffee Cake

"Mine turned out absolutely amazing! It looks and tastes great!"

-Emilie M.

Taco Bell Quesadillas

"I loved these and the flavor was great."


Shake Shack Vanilla Frozen Custard

A wonderfully dense frozen vanilla custard. Perfect for any occasion.

Chick-Fil-A Spicy Deluxe Chicken Sandwich

“If you love the spicy fried chicken this is your new go-to sandwich."


Copycat Dunkin' Donuts Boston Creme Donuts

“Boston Creme Doughnuts are the perfect doughnut, they have a little something for everyone; chocolate-y, crispy-y, and creamy.”


Carrabba's Sausage & Lentil Soup

"I just made this last night and I can't stop raving about it. I'm adding this to my permanent soup collection!"


Panera Bread Black Bean Soup

"This recipe is pretty impressive by design: It has tons of flavor, lots of protein, lots of fiber, plenty of veggies and is low in fat! This has found a new home in my regular-use cookbook!"

-Chef #413722

IHOP Buttermilk Pancakes

"These are fantastic! My daughter loves them and wants them breakfast lunch and dinner. I usually make a double or triple batch and then freeze them."


Copycat Carrabba's Pollo Rosa Maria

"I was so surprised and pleased by this dish. The recipe was easy to follow, and tasted so good."


Carrabba's Chicken Marsala

"My husband and I used to work at Carrabba's and this is definitely the recipe that comes closest to their Chicken Marsala, which we absolutely love."

-Learning Mom

Copycat Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Fillet Sandwich

“A delicious spicy fried chicken sandwich in a toasted potato bun with lettuce, tomato and mayo.”

-Jonathan Melendez

Pizza Hut Pizza Dough

"This is SO close to Pizza Hut! This was an excellent pizza dough. It had a great 'homey' taste, with the perfect texture balance of light and chewy."


Denny's-Style French Toast

"This is beyond fabulous. We use Texas toast and a little extra cinnamon, and it's the best. It's crispy on the outside, and soft (but not soggy) on the inside."

-Faux Chef Lael

Outback Steakhouse Steak

"Once you have the spices out, make a double batch — you'll be glad you did! I keep it on the shelf and we call it Magic Dust."

-The Jelly Room

Long John Silver's Fish Batter

"This will be my only recipe for fish or onion rings. It made the prettiest fried fish I have ever cooked — not to mention it tasted great. It's perfection."


Macaroni Grill Rosemary Bread

"Fantastic! This is the best tasting and lightest bread I have ever made. It took a lot of willpower to stop at one thick slice."


Copycat Olive Garden Minestrone Soup

"We had this soup at an Olive Garden in Michigan last year. And, yes, it was this soup! It tasted just like it! This will be a staple in our kitchen!"


Copycat Wendy’s Dave’s Single

A homemade version of Wendy's classic burger...square meat patty and all.

Papa John's Pizza Sauce

"I have tried so many different sauce recipes out there. They were all missing something and I had to keep looking. Well, as of today, my search is over! This recipe is perfect in taste and consistency."


Taco Bell Chalupa

"These were excellent. The shells tasted exactly like Taco Bell's version."


Copycat Manwich

"My husband is very picky about only liking Manwich, but he loved this recipe. It's definitely a keeper."


KFC Fried Chicken

"This is just great. It's close to the original recipe that I couldn't tell the difference."


McDonald's Chicken McNuggets

Relive childhood in your very own kitchen.

McDonald's Mcgriddle

"My kids absolutly loved this. Who needs McDonald's?"


Mcdonald's Big Mac Sauce

"For the most authentic taste, be sure to make your burger exactly like a big mac (American cheese slices, lettuce, minced onion, dill pickle slices) and you'll hardly know the difference."

-Johnna C.

Carrabba's Chicken Bryan

"Omg! Spot on."


TGI Friday's Spicy Cajun Pasta

"Oh my goodness, this is SO delicious!"


Cracker Barrel Buttermilk Pancakes

" Excellent pancakes! The best recipe and identical to the iconic down-home flavor of Cracker Barrel."

-Geno Y.

Red Lobster's Ultimate Fondue

"I love this recipe. My family knows good food and they could'nt stop eating it."


Applebee's Three-Cheese Chicken Penne

"This recipe was very close to the real deal!"


Copycat Arby’s Gyro

They have the meats... and now you can too.

Boston Market Meatloaf

"Super easy and very tasty! Next time I'll increase the recipe."


Copycat Chick-Fil-A Chicken Sandwich

"All the flavor of your favorite fried chicken sandwich straight from your kitchen; easy and delicious!"


Copycat Sweetgreen Shroomami Salad Bowl

This salad's miso-sesame dressing might be your new favorite topper: use it not only for this mushroom-laden salad with a poached egg, but also for fish, slaws and rice bowls.

Copycat Chipotle Guacamole

Now you can put as much guac as you want on your burrito.

Copycat Taco Bell Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos Supreme

Taco Bell showed the world that tacos + Doritos = heaven.

Banana Cream Cheesecake

"My trick to this cheesecake is to purchase bananas three weeks in advance. Yes, I said it: three weeks in advance. If the bananas are not black on the outside and mushy in the middle, then they are not ready."


Shamrock Shake

"Love it! Especially with a little chocolate sauce."


Red Lobster's Clam Chowder

"This is definitely worthy of five stars! This tasted quite a bit like the clam chowder you get at Red Lobster. Without a doubt, I will make this over and over—it's fabulous!"

-Kay Demonbren

Olive Garden Chicken & Shrimp Carbonara

"Simply outstanding. I made this for my wife and she says it's the best thing I have ever cooked."


Cheesecake Factory's Carrot Cake Cheesecake

"This was a pleasure to make! Easy directions and out of this world taste. I made this for my neighbor's birthday and hardly anyone talked when it was served—they were too busy enjoying every bite!"


Applebee's Fiesta Lime Chicken

"We loved this dinner. The chicken was incredibly tender and flavorful, and the basting sauce was fantastic—I could have eaten that all by itself!"